The shooting death of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a rising track star in Lexington and the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, drew intense reaction on social media both locally and from the international track community on Sunday.
Trinity Gay was shot about 4 a.m. after witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles at the Cook Out on South Broadway, police said. Trinity died at 4:41 a.m. at the hospital, according to the coroner.
The death of the rising track star drew condolences and sympathy messages on social media from the local track and high school athletics community, community leaders, international track stars and others. Friends and those who knew Trinity expressed their grief. Here is a sampling of that reaction:
#RIP #LONGLIVETRINITY #LLT #RestEasBabyGirlThere are no words to describe the amount of pain I feel right now, I just can't believe this could happen to you. Trin I've know you since my freshman year of high- school. I remember first meeting you at that indoor meet in Kentucky, there was a group of kids pointing at you saying that's Tyson Gays Daughter right there I couldn't believe it so I walked up to you and introduced myself to you and come to find out they were true. I Remember at the time you had braces on, glasses, your hair was in a pony tail lol you never came across as. Bougie or stuck up or anything you were really humble and sweet, other people always looked at you and only seen you as being Tysons daughter, I grew to see you as your own person, the intelligent, vigilant, beautiful, funny, outgoing, kindhearted, altruistic, full of energy, goofy girl.